MCAT & Medical School Admissions

Nasya Mendoza

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6 Ways to Use an MCAT Tutor to Boost Your MCAT Score

Posted by Nasya Mendoza on Thu, Aug 01, 2013 @ 11:08 AM

1. Objective Evaluation of Readiness to Embark on the MCAT Odyssey

The first thing that you need to do before you even start to do anything committing for the MCAT is evaluate whether or not you are ready right now.  While some say that you may take the MCAT more than one time (up to two or three), it is not recommended.  Depending on the school and rigor, schools may take your best individual sections as your score, or average out the scores, or take the lowest score, no matter what.  So in the end, you want to take the MCAT once, and a knockout once.  Read as much as you can about the MCAT and what it entails to prepare for it.  Also worth evaluating is if a career medicine is what you like.  If you are gritting your teeth down for studying because “you really don’t like to study,” then maybe a career spent studying, even after graduation, is not the best for you.  Evaluate if you have what it takes, because us tutors here do not want you to waste your resources, time, and effort on anything.

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MCAT Success Depends on these 5 Attitude Shifts

Posted by Nasya Mendoza on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 @ 13:07 PM

1. Priority Shift to a Career In Medicine 

Deciding to undertake and conquer the MCAT is also an unspoken commitment to the profession of medicine.  Just as studying during medical school will takeover most all priorities, preparation for the MCAT should also begin to take priority in your life now.  It is an investment in the now for a much larger return of a medical degree and career, later.  It is sometimes daunting when students make this realization all too late, but the MCAT is the first exam in a series of exams that will qualify you and prepare you for the medical profession.

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